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Bear Bites - Week of January 30

Monday, January 30th
Bear Bites - Week of January 30

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Solar Bears dropped two of three games this week, but extended their road winning streak to a season-long, four games with a victory in Savannah on Friday night.

THIS WEEK’S GAMES:

  • Wednesday, February 1 at Jacksonville Icemen at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, February 3 at Savannah Ghost Pirates at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 4 vs. Florida Everblades at 7:00 p.m.

The Orlando Solar Bears, along with VyStar Credit Union, have announced the launch of a co-branded debit card, available now for all VyStar Credit Union members.

Fans can get a Solar Bears debit card when they open a VyStar account with a minimum balance of $5 at any branch location. They can also apply for membership online at apply.vystarcu.org but will need to visit a branch to get a Solar Bears card. Current members can request a co-branded card by visiting a branch, calling 800-445-6289 or speaking to a VyChat representative at www.vystarcu.org.

AT A GLANCESEASON RECORD: 19-19-4-1 (.500) LAST WEEK’S RECORD: 1-2-0-0 RECORD IN LAST 10 GAMES: 7-3-0-0 EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: 10th of 14 

ACTIVE LEADERS: TOP SCORER: Tristin Langan – 33 points MOST GOALS: Ross Olsson – 15 goals MOST ASSISTS: Michael Brodzinski – 23 assists PIM LEADER: Ross Olsson – 97 PIM PLUS-MINUS LEADER: Tyson Feist – +9

LAST WEEK’S GAMESThursday, January 26 vs. Savannah: 5-2 L The Solar Bears never led in this game, as Savannah scored the opening goal in the first minute of the game. Shawn Szydlowski scored his 200th professional goal in the first period. Savannah's Alex Swetlikoff scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Ghost Pirates.

Friday, January 27 at Savannah: 3-1 W The Solar Bears didn't have to wait long for their revenge, besting the Ghost Pirates on the road the night after a disappointing home loss. After a first period Ghost Pirates goal, Solar Bears goalie Jimmy Poreda shut the door. Shawn Szydlowski scored his second goal of the weekend to give the Solar Bears the lead late in the third period. Tristin Langan added an empty net goal for Orlando to seal the victory.

Sunday, January 29 vs. Atlanta: 5-1 LIn a tightly contested meeting, the Solar Bears and Gladiators were scoreless up until the 18:00 mark of the second period. It was the Glads who scored first on the power play, but answered by the Solar Bears captain Ross Olsson with just one second left in the period. The Gladiators broke out for four third period goals to cement a 5-1 score. Reece Vitelli led the way for Atlanta with four assists.

BITES

  • Forward Shawn Szydlowski scored his 200th professional goal Thursday night in a 5-2 loss to Savannah.
  • When forward Tristin Langan records a point, the Solar Bears are 17-5-1-1 (.720 winning percentage)
  • The Solar Bears have scored 49 first period goals this season. Only Newfoundland has scored more (51).
  • Ross Olsson has the second-most major penalties in the ECHL (7).
  • The Solar Bears are 14-7-1-1 when they score the first goal of the game.
  • Jimmy Poreda has stopped 72 of the last 74 shots faced for a .973 save percentage and is 2-0-0-0 in those starts.

BEARS IN THE NHL:

Several former Solar Bears currently occupy spots on NHL rosters for the 2022-23 season – here we will track their progress:

  • Connor Ingram - Goaltender - Arizona Coyotes - 16 GP, 3-11-2, .899%
  • Darcy Kuemper - Goaltender - Washington Capitals - 34 GP, 15-14-4, .915%
  • Mason Marchment - Forward - Dallas Stars - 51 GP, 9g-13a
  • Spencer Martin - Goaltender - Vancouver Canucks - 27 GP, 11-13-1, .875%
  • Ryan Reaves - Forward - Minnesota Wild - 29 GP, 0g-6a

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, October 26th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
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Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, November 2nd
Jacksonville Icemen @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
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Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, November 3rd
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
Kia Center
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ORL Orlando Solar Bears
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